By Anthony Scott
Killeen Daily Herald

As the evening air cools down, the summer night is expected to heat up with entertainment at the Killeen Amphitheater.

The Parks and Recreation Department launches its 2011 Hot Summer Nights concert series and Movies in the Park film series at 8 p.m. Friday.

The first show features a vintage rock concert by RetroActive.

According to a release from the city, attendees should bring blankets or lawn chairs.

Residents can bring their own food and drinks and concessions also are available for purchase. Alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not permitted at the amphitheater.

Call (254) 501-8889 or go to for more information.

The concerts and movies start at 8 p.m. The amphitheater is next to the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd.

Admission is free.

If you go

Friday: RetroActive, vintage rock concert

June 10: “Despicable Me” rated PG

June 17: Tony Ringgold, R&B concert

June 24: “The Karate Kid” rated PG

July 8: “Iron Man 2” rated PG-13

July 15: Sing Kumba & Mystic Heights, reggae concert

July 22: “Eat, Pray, Love” rated PG-13

July 29: Orquesta Trabuko, salsa concert